Mark W. Leitman, MD, FACS, PA, an Ophthalmologist in Private Practice

Get to know Ophthalmologist, Dr. Mark W. Leitman, who serves patients in East Brunswick, New Jersey.

Mark Leitman, MD graduated from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, where he had a National Science Foundation Grant and was the Captain of the wrestling team and received the highest service award.  He then attended New York Medical College and was elected to AOA, the national honor society. He did his ophthalmic training at Albert Einstein Medical School where he was Chief Resident and received a National Eye Institute Grant to study glaucoma.  

During his residency, he published the 1st edition of his book, “Manual for Eye Examination and Diagnosis” which, now, 48 years later, is in its 10th edition and includes 600 illustrations and photos. It has been translated into Spanish, Russian, Indonesian, Polish, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Indian, and Chinese. Johnson & Johnson donated 42,000 copies of the 7th Edition to medical students. He donated the past two editions to 69,000 medical students. The 10th edition has just been offered for free to 36,000 medical students. In 2016, he published an original research article describing five new eye reflexes and was asked to present it in five different countries.   

The Middlesex County Medical Society has awarded him for his scholarly contributions and authorship in 2017. Also in 2017, he was named the #1 Ophthalmologist in New Jersey by Trademark Who’s Who. In 2019, he was named Number #1 Ophthalmologist in New Jersey by Top Doctor Who’s Who and again in 2020. Marquis Who’s Who recognized him in 2019 and 2020. In 2017, he was named the Outstanding Medical Educator by Campbell University Medical School. He was also a Captain in the US Army Reserve Medical Corp.  

As Chairman of the Town’s Environmental Commission, he received a resolution from the Mayor and Town Council of East Brunswick, NJ for the exposing of toxic waste hazards and stopping housing developments on wetlands.  

Dr. Leitman is presently Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is in private practice in East Brunswick, NJ where his waiting room contains hundreds of exotic objects. It was featured on the nationally televised Travel Channel and several newspapers and periodicals online and in print.  

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